Who we are

The Energy Community is an international organisation which brings together the European Union and its neighbours to create an integrated pan-European energy market. The organisation was founded by the Treaty establishing the Energy Community signed in October 2005 in Athens, Greece, in force since July 2006. The key objective of the Energy Community is to extend the EU internal energy market rules and principles to countries in South East Europe, the Black Sea region and beyond on the basis of a legally binding framework. 

The mission of the Energy Community Treaty is to:

  • Establish a stable regulatory and market framework capable of attracting investment in power generation and networks;
  •  Create an integrated energy market allowing for cross-border energy trade and integration with the EU market;
  •  Enhance the security of supply to ensure stable and continuous energy supply that is essential for economic development and social stability;
  • Improve the environmental situation in relation with energy supply in the region and foster the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency; and
  • Develop competition at regional level and exploit economies of scale.
     

Membership 

Albania Armenia Austria Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic FYR of Macedonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Italy Kosovo* Latvia Lithuania Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom European Union
Contracting Parties
Observer
EU Participants

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Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy

Bulevardi "Dëshmorët e Kombit", 1001 Tirana

Tel: +35542222245

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Albanian Electricity Regulatory

Bulevardi Gjergj Fishta Nr 10, Tirana

Tel: +35542258112

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Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources                  

RA, Yerevan 0010, Republic Square, Govern. House 3

Tel: +37411523734

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Public Services Regulatory Commission of Republic of Armenia

22 Saryan St, 375002 Yerevan

Tel: +37410584529

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Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism

Stubenring 1, 1011 Vienna              

Tel: +431711000

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Energie Control Austria (E-Control)

Rudolfsplatz 13a, 1010 Vienna

Tel +431247240

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Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina

TRG BiH 1, 71000 Sarajevo           

Tel: +38733214102

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State Electricity Regulatory Commission                              

Miška Jovanovića Street 4/II, 75000 Tuzla

Tel: +38735302070

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Federal Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry                  

Alipašina 41, Sarajevo            

Tel: +38733226493

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Regulatory Commission for Electricity in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blajburških žrtava br. 33, 88000 Mostar

Tel:+ 38736449900

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Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of the Republic Srpska

1 Trg Republike Srpske; 78000 Banja Luka

Tel: +38751339581

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Regulatory Commission for Energy of the Republic Srpska

7, Kraljice Jelene Anzujske Street, 89101 Trebinje

Tel: +38759272400

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Ministry of Energy

 

8, Triaditsa Str., 1052 Sofia                   

Tel: +35929263152

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State Energy & Water Regulatory Commission (SEWRC)

1000 Sofia, 8-10, Al. Dondukov blvd.

Tel: +359029359646

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Ministry of Economy                         

Ulica grada Vukovara 78, 10 000 Zagreb

Tel: +38516106583

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Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency HERA

Ulica grada Vukovara 14, 10000 Zagreb

Tel: +38516323777

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Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism

6, Andreas Araouzos street, Lefkosia (Nicosia)        

Tel: +35722867100

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Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA)

Griva Digenis 81-83, Hall IAKOVIDIS 3rd Floor, 1080 Nicosia

Tel: +35722666363

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Czech Republic Ministry of Industry and Trade

Na Františku 32, 110 15 Prague 1

Tel: +420224851111

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Energetický Regulační Úřad (ERÚ) /                         Energy Regulatory Office (ERO)

Masarykovo náměstí 5, 586 01 Jihlava

Tel: +420564578666

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Ministry of Economy                            

Yuri Gagarin 15, Skopje 1000                                               

Tel: +38923093485

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Energy Regulatory Commission

Street Macedonia b.b, Lazar Pop Trajkov 6th floor, 1000 Skopje

Tel: +38923233580

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Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Merikasarmi, 00023 Government, Helsinki

Tel: +358295350000

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Energiavirasto - Energy Authority

Lintulahdenkuja 4, 00530 Helsinki

Tel: +358295050000

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Ministry of Ecology , Sustainable Development and Energy

Grande Arche, Tour Pascal A and B, 92055 La Dafense CEDEX, Paris

Tel: +33140812122

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Commission de Régulation de l'Énergie (CRE)                                     

15, rue Pasquier, 75379 Paris Cedex 08                                                

 

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Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development                             

Tbilisi, 0105 Sanapiro str. Nr.2

Tel: +995322357804

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Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission

19 A. Mitskevichi Street, Tbilisi

Tel: +995322420180

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Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

 

 

Schornhorstr. 34-37, 10115 Berlin

Tel: +4930186150 

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Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Posts and Railway
(Bundesnetzagentur - BNetzA)

Tulpenfeld 4, 53113 Bonn                

Tel: +49228140

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Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change

17 Amaliados str., 115 23 Athens

Tel: +302131515000

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Regulatory Authority for Energy (PAE / RAE)

132 Pireus Ave., 11854, Athens

Tel: +302103727400

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Ministry of National Development                           

Fő utca 44-50, 1011 Budapest

Tel: +36617951700 

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Magyar Energetikai és Közmű-szabályozási Hivatal (MEKH)

H-1054 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 52

Tel: +3614597777

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Ministry of Economic Development

Via Vittorio Veneto, 33, 00187 Roma

Tel: +39647051

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Autorità per l'Energia Elettrica e il Gas (AEEG)

Piazza Cavour, 5 - 20121 Milano

Tel: +392655651

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Ministry of Economic Development

Square "Zahir Pajaziti", No.36, 10000 Prishtina

Tel: +3820021500

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Energy Regulatory Office                     

Dervish Rozhaja street No 12, 1000 Prishtina

Tel: +38138247615

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Ministry of Economics                  

Brīvības iela 55, Riga, LV - 1519

Tel: +37167013100

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Public Utilities Commission (PUC)

45 Unijas Street, Riga, LV-1039

Tel: +37167097200

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Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure                 

str. Piaţa Marii Adunări Naţionale 1,
MD-2033, Chişinău,

Tel: +37322250535

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National Energy Regulatory Agency, ANRE

str. Columna 90, MD-2012 Chisinau                                

Tel: +37322541384

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Ministry of Economy

Rimski trg 46, 81000 Podgorica                                        

Tel: +38220482203

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Energy Regulatory Agency

Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog 96, 81000 Podgorica

Tel: +38220229615

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Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy   

Bezuidenhoutseweg 73, 2594 AC The Hague

Tel: +31703798911

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Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM)

Muzenstraat 41, 2511 WB The Hague

Tel: +31707222000

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Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Akersgata 59, 0033 Oslo                                 

Tel: +4722249090

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The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate

Middelthuns gate 29, 0368 Oslo

Tel: +4722959595

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Ministry of Economy                        

Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/5, 00-507 Warsaw

Tel: +48222500130 

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Energy Regulatory Office

Aleje Jerozolimskie 181, 02-222 Warszawa

Tel: +48224875570

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Ministry of Economy                         

Calea Victoriei, nr. 152, sector 1, Bucureşti, cod 010096

Tel: +40212025426

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Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority

Str. Constantin Nacu no. 3, Bucuresti, Sector 2, Zip 020995

Tel: +40213278174

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Ministry of Mining and Energy

Nemanjina 22-26, 11000 Belgrade

Tel: +38113346755

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Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia

5 Terazije, V floor, 11000 Belgrade

Tel: +381113033829

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Ministry of Economy                                 

Mierová 19, 827 15 Bratislava 212

Tel: +421248541111

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Regulatory Office for Network Industries (RONI)

Bajkalská 27, 820 07 Bratislava 27

Tel: +421258100411

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Ministry of Economic Development and Technology

Kotnikova ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana

Tel: +38614003311

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Agencija za energijo / Energy Agency                                         

Strossmayerjeva 30, 2000 Maribor

Tel: +38622340300

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Ministry of the Environment and Energy     

Rosenbad 4, SE-103 33 Stockholm

Tel: +4684051000

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Swedish Energy Agency                               

Kungsgatan 43, SE-631 04 Eskilstuna

Tel: +46165442000

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Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (EI)

Kungsgatan 43 Eskilstuna                            

Tel: +4616162700

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Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources

Türk Ocağı Caddesi No:2, 06100 Çankaya-Ankara

 

Tel: +903122126420

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Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey, EMRA

İşçi Blokları Mahallesi Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu Caddesi No:51/C, 06530 - Yüzüncüyıl/ Balgat/ Ankara

Tel: +903122014000

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Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine     

30, Khreshchatyk str., 01601 Kyiv

Tel: +380442349388

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National Electricity Regulatory Commission

03057 m. Kyiv, vul. Smolensk, 19

Tel: +380442044827

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Department of Energy & Climate Change

3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW

Tel: +443000604000

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Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem)

9 Millbank, London, SW1P 3GE

Tel: +442079017000

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Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

Gedimino av. 38, LT-01104 Vilnius

Tel: +370870664991

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National Control Commission for Prices and Energy (NCC)

Verkių st. 25C-1, LT-08223 Vilnius

Tel: +37080020500

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European Commission Directorate General Energy

Rue J.-A. Demot, 24-28, B – 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM

Tel: +3222991111

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Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)

Cours Saint-Michel 30a, (5th floor), Securex building, 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM

Tel:+3227887330

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Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

Trg republike 3, 1000 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

Tel: +38682053400 

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  • Contracting Parties

    Contracting Parties

    Presently the Energy Community has nine Contracting Parties - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine. Whilst founding members to the Treaty establishing the Energy Community in 2005, Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union in 2007. This was also the case with Croatia as of 1 July 2013.

     

     

  • European Union

    European Union

    The European Union is a Party to the Energy Community Treaty. Represented by the European Commission, it serves as a permanent Vice-President of the organisation.

  • Observers

    Observers

    Armenia, Norway and Turkey take part as Observers. Ukraine and Moldova held first Observer status and are now full fledged members. Belarus applied for an Observer status in October 2016. Observers may attend the institutional meetings of the Energy Community.

  • Participants

    Participants

    Any European Union Member State may obtain the status of a Participant. Participants have the right to take part in all institutional meetings of the Energy Community. Presently as many as 20 European Union Member States have the Participant status.

Institutional Setting

A strong institutional setting supports the Energy Community process. As the highest decision-making body, the Ministerial Council meets once a year to set key priorities and steer the implementation of the Treaty.  The work of the Ministerial Council is prepared by the Permanent High Level Group, which meets every three months. The Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum brings together elected members of parliament to make the Energy Community better equipped to adopt and implement the acquis.

The Energy Community Regulatory Board is the coordination body of the national energy regulators, which fosters the exchange of knowledge and development of best practices for regulated electricity and gas markets in the Energy Community.

Conceived as discussion platforms, three advisory Fora in the areas of electricity, gas and oil complement the process. Specialised Working Groups and Task Forces also support the Energy Community’s work. In addition, the Energy Community regularly engages with its stakeholders, including civil society, investors and donors. Based in Vienna, Austria, the Secretariat is the only permanently acting and independent institution of the Energy Community.